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Mar 10, 2015

Kambu Sadam Recipe / Bajra (Pearl Millet) Rice Recipe

I wanted to try kambu sadam, kambu koozh for quite a long time. Finally i made kambu sadam today and reserved few balls for kambu koozh which i will be making it tomorrow. 

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Kambu makes a great alternative for rice. I strongly suggest you to skip rice atleast once or twice a week and include any millet in your diet. It is really a health alternative. Specially during summer days kambu koozh is best because it just cools your body naturally.

I hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves : 5

Ingredients :

Pearl Millet / Kambu / Bajra - 1 cup
Water - 3 cup
Salt to taste


Take pearl millet in a bowl, add in 1/4 cup of water, rub well. leave it for 5 mins. Take this in a blender and make it like a rava consistency or crush it lightly.

Take this in a blender and add in water. Cover and Pressure cook for 4 whistle. Simmer the flame and cook for 5 mins. turn off the heat and let the steam escape all by itself. 

Open the cooker, add in salt and mix well.

Transfer the mix to a big plate, cool it lightly. Dip your hands in water and shape the mix into balls.

Set aside and serve with any spicy kuzhambu.

I measure 1 cup of pearl millet / kambu

Poured that into a bowl

i just poured little water, say around 1/4 cup

rubbed with my hands really well, let this sit for 5 mins

now take them in a blender

i made it like rava consistency, but you can just crush it little

look at the consistency

I got around 2 cups of pearl millet rava from the 1 cup whole millet

take them in a bleder

add in 3 cups of water

mix well

Pressure cook

It will be bit runny at this stage, but as soon it cools it will get thick

i like to add little salt in my sadam

i poured it into a large plate to cool down faster

dip your hands in water

take a healthy portion of this millet mix

shape it into ball

Now it is done

You can serve it with spicy curry

I enjoyed it with karamani kuzhambu and mor milagai


  1. Very Nice.
    Is it not necessary to wash the Kambu one or two time by water (like rice cook)?

  2. @Anonymousyes u have to wash it before soaking

  3. wow Please let me know whether I can use millet flour instead

  4. @rajee pandiyes u can use, but reduce water level


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